Cake Flop

Guess what? Today is the manfriend's 35th birthday!

Because we're probably somewhere on our road trip to my brother's wedding near San Francisco, I wanted to make the birthday boy his favorite cake early. 

So Sunday night, I busted out this special box of yellow cake mix I'd had in the cupboard for a while. This guy loves his yellow cake with chocolate frosting (because it reminds him of his childhood) so I always try to have a box on hand. 

Luckily, he's not too picky about how it looks as long as it tastes good!

As you can see, this was a total cake FLOP. For some reason, I opted to bake two round layers and didn't give them time to cool so when I tried to do the fliparoo, they pretty much crumbled.

OH, and I only had one egg left in the fridge (it called for 3) so I improvised and made two "flax eggs." Thank goodness for our Costco size bag of flax mix. It saves me time and time again!

Then I made cocoa buttercream frosting with not quite enough powdered sugar, but Pete thought it still tasted good. As you can see, we pretty much devoured half the cake right away so it couldn't have been THAT bad. 

Happy Birthday, old manfriend! I love you and can't wait to see what the future has in store for us.

Cheers to 35 years! 

What's your favorite kind of cake? I love chocolate with a raspberry or choc filling or white cake with lemon poppyseed. Ooh and anything with coconut flakes on top is a winner too!

Bah hahaha - the cake I made him for his 33rd bday was muuuch better looking that this one. Next time...


missris said…
Aww happy birthday to him! Hope you guys have fun on your road trip and at the wedding!
Leigh said…
Happy birthday to Pete! Hope he has a fabulous day :)
Amber said…
Happy Birthday to Pete! As long as it tasted good that's all that matters :)
Danielle said…
I can just envision your Bah hahaha in my head looking at the pictures of the two cakes simultaneously :) Hope you're having a great time at the wedding. Enjoy the road trip down! Happy B-day Pete!
Happy belated birthday to Pete!! The cake looks yummy, and I'd say it was good given the fact you both ate it! I hope you had a fun day together celebrating!
J said…
WEll at least it still tasted good! The one I made for Brian on his 23rd bday just did not taste right. It was my first homemade cake.
Tasha Malcolm said…
Cake is cake! It looked yummy to me!
Ha, have to agree with the healthy diva! Cake is cake - delicious, either way :)

Happy Birthday, Pete!

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